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"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the
people, you might better stay home"
-James A. Michener
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country.
STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency.
STEP also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
STUDY ABROAD HANDBOOK
University of Central Arkansas
Download the UCA Study Abroad Handbook by clicking the link below.
What information will I find in the Study Abroad Handbook?
Programs and Eligibility
Passports and Visas
International Student Identity Card & Insurance Coverage
Registering with the Embassy
Learning about Your Host Country
Budgeting and Finances While Abroad
Packing and Luggage
International Cell Phone Options
Basic Health & Medical
Attendance and Discipline
Safety & Security
Post Program Activities
Official U.S. Resources for Travel Abroad:
U.S. State Department
Locate a U.S. embassy anywhere in the world, report a lost or stolen passport, travel warnings and advisories, emergencies aboard, traveling tips, how to register with the local consulate, etc.
Center for Disease Control
Info on diseases, water, and food conditions in specific regions. Also tips for avoiding traveler’s sickness
Out of Country Dialing Codes Instructions for dialing from abroad.
International Phone Cards
Official U.S. Resources for Travel Abroad
This is a list of essential help from the U.S. government, for everything from travel safety advisories to crisis assistance for U.S. citizens abroad, as well as contact information for all U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. It also lists foreign embassies and consulates in the U.S. Frequently-consulted parts of this very comprehensive Web site include the following: (Source: Studyabroad.com)
- Travel Warnings and Information, http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_1766.html
- Travel Tips for Students, http://travel.state.gov/travel/living/studying/studying_3959.html
- Online U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and other Missions, http://usembassy.state.gov/
- Services for U.S. citizens abroad, http://travel.state.gov/law/info/info_2242.html
- Important Telephone Numbers (for crises involving U.S. citizens abroad, the number to call is 202-647-5225)
- Passport services, http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
- Foreign Consular Offices in the U.S. (for visas), http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/
- A Safe Trip Abroad, http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/safety/safety_1747.html
- Background Notes (country information), http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
- Publications (country reports, embassy information), http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/rls/dos/221.htm
- Centers for Disease Control, CDC Travel Information, www.cdc.gov/travel/index.htm
- U.S. Customs Office, Traveler Information, http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/
- Top Ten Ways to Not Become a Victim of Crime www.globaled.us/safeti/toptennotvic.html
- U.S. State Department: Services and Information for Americans Abroad http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html
- Sexual Harassment and Prevention in College Students Studying Abroad http://www.globaled.us/safeti/v1n2_newport.html
- Travlang - A site dedicated to quick translations of words and phrases commonly used by travelers www.travlang.com/
ISIC Cards/EURAIL Passes
Travel, Language/Cultural Information
Internet Café Directory